Talks and seminars

Towards the end of 2015 we began a study of the green organisations working with volunteers in Bristol. We spoke with over 100 organisations, collected survey contributions from 62 of those and interviewed 14 of them. 
This study aimed to collect and understand some of the challenges and successes of organisations working with volunteers and make sense of those, with the goal of sharing models for success with the community sector and the wider hope of generally improving the volunteer experience in the city.
Tuesday, 29 March, 2016 - 17:00 to 19:00
A Plan for Children, Young People and Families in Bristol
Speaker: Michele Farmer, Service Director, Early Help and Intervention, Bristol City Council.
This is an opportunity to get involved and have your say in the development of ‘A Plan for Children, Young People and Families’ in Bristol.
Wednesday, 4 May, 2016 - 10:00 to 12:00

What will the next elected mayor in Bristol do for women?

Bristol Women's Voice has organised a women's hustings (question time) in the city of Bristol and we have invited all mayoral candidates to take part.

Our members, plus other female residents are invited to look at how each party (or candidate) and their policies will represent and support Bristol women.

Free to attend, no need to book!
Doors will open at 7 to start promply at 7:30pm.

Tuesday, 12 April, 2016 - 19:00 to 21:30

Buiness in the Community invites you to:-


Power of Partnership

Wednewsday 20 APril 08:30 - 14:00

Are you lookingfodeas tohelp your business/community partnrship thrive?  Do yo uwant to make new business orcmmunity ontacts?

If so join us during Responsble Business Week 2016 to hear from the best thinkers and doers of business and voluntary collaborations in the South West

  • Enjoy a programme of inspirational workshops and speakers

Wednesday, 20 April, 2016 - 08:30 to 14:00

Voscur will be holding a special event involving the four party leaders: Helen Holland, Labour; Mark Weston, Conservative; Ani Stafford-Townsend, Green party; and Gary Hopkins, Liberal Democrat and their colleagues.

The event will be structured around tables of up to 8 participants focusing on specific themes

This event will be chaired by Mark Pepper from Ambition Lawrence Weston.

Thursday, 21 April, 2016 - 13:30 to 16:00

The Police and Crime Commissioner is responsible for securing efficient and effective policing of the Avon and Somerset Policing area which comprise Bristol Bath & North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset as well as the county of Somerset.

This hustings will focus on key issues for the VCSE sector.

The following candidates have confirmed they will be attending:

Chris Briton, The Green Party

Paul Crossley, Liberal Democrat

Sue Mountstevens, Independent

Thursday, 14 April, 2016 - 12:00 to 14:00

Victims of Hate Crime - ‘Voices’ Day
Wednesday 23rd March 2016, 1- 4 pm and 6 – 9 pm At: Bristol Future Inn Hotel (Cabot Circus, Bond St S, Bristol BS1 3EN)
You are invited to join us to a collaborative event which seeks to bring together service providers and agencies that have a duty to tackle hate crime with those who have faced it. The aim is to assess how we can improve Bristol’s response to hate crime and ultimately tackle it.

Wednesday, 23 March, 2016 - 13:00 to 16:00

On 18 March, in a preview to our community theatre festival in June, and with community engaged work trending across the UK, we consider what can be learnt from community theatre? An opportunity to meet practitioners who work with communities, and talk about the key issues at the heart of participatory practice:

Friday, 18 March, 2016 - 13:30 to 16:30

A triangular approach to managing parent/carer stress and improving relationships

Who is this for?

·      Managers and Commissioners in:

Ø  Parenting and Family Support services

Ø  Mental Health & Wellbeing

Ø  Schools

Ø  Fostering and Adoption services

·      Professionals working with families and in schools

·      Those who live with and care for children

Key Note Speakers

 Professor Katherine Weare

Friday, 22 April, 2016 - 09:15 to 15:30

The Forum are holding a mental health awareness event on Tuesday 1st March 2016, at Mshed, in partnership with Community Access Support Servicesand Time to Change.


There will be an Open Forum and workshops for Deaf and Disabled people, whether they have experienced mental or emotional difficulties or not.


Tuesday, 1 March, 2016 - 12:00 to 16:00


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